Norfolk Historical Museum offering holiday program for seniors, shut-ins
NORFOLK – A program to brighten the winter months for the Norfolk area elderly and shut-ins is being offered again this year, as well as Norfolk Historical Museum calendars.
The Norfolk Historical Museum’s giving program, named “Unity for the Community,” started last year during COVID.Organizer Theresa Dumas, Norfolk museum’s historian and curator, said cards and small gifts will be mailed in December, January and February, with themes of Christmas, Thinking of You, and Valentines.
“COVID has been very hard on the elderly and shut-ins, so I just wanted to put a smile on their faces. My mom loved mail when she was alive, so I think of her,” said Dumas.
The small gifts include large print puzzle books, pens and notepads, gloves, hat, socks, lotions, fingernail polish, playing cards, pocket calendars and key chains, said Dumas.
Last year 81 people received the gifts. This year the count is around 74 so far, Dumas said.
If anyone would like to be on the mailing list to receive the cards and gifts, contact Theresa Dumas at the Norfolk Historical Museum, 42 ½ West Main St., P.O. Box 481, Norfolk, NY 13667, or call 315-384-4575.
Donations to the Unity for the Community program would be much appreciated, said Dumas.
Also, the Norfolk Historical Museum is selling 2022 calendars of scenes of Norfolk from years past. They will be available in December for $15.